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Godfrey Argent

(1937-2006), Photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 799 portraits
Argent began his photographic career while serving with the Household Cavalry; he subsequently became a royal photographer, taking portraits of, among others, the Prince of Wales at eighteen and Princess Anne at sixteen. In 1967, having purchased the business of portraitist Walter Bird, Argent was appointed as the official photographer for the National Photographic Record at the National Portrait Gallery. He was also the official photographer for the Royal Society and had a long-running assignment to produce portraits of the stars of The Mousetrap as the cast changed. A Godfrey Argent award to promote the careers of young photographers was set up in 2007.

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Walter Bird, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165813

Walter Bird

by Godfrey Argent
modern bromide print from original negative, 1966
NPG x165813

Leo Abse, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163400

Leo Abse

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 December 1967
NPG x163400

Learie Constantine, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21932

Learie Constantine

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 1 November 1967
NPG x21932

Sir William Haley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x17227

Sir William Haley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 9 November 1967
NPG x17227

Ian Murray Hurrell, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18683

Ian Murray Hurrell

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 24 November 1967
NPG x18683

Sir Julian Huxley, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x12108

Sir Julian Huxley

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 22 November 1967
NPG x12108


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Susan Motlagh

13 August 2021, 22:30

No, no specifics except that he held the highest responsibility for his work.
Was passionate about his work and I, his daughter, held him in high regard.

Susan Motlagh

13 August 2021, 22:25

Bernard Godfrey was my father
I’m not sure I can help as I was young when he was successful
Very proud of my father!